Yemenite Kudu Shofars

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These long, majestic Yemenite Shofars look as impressive as they sound. Lovingly hand crafted from the Kudu Antelope Horns, they come in varied sizes and finishes, including Polished, Natural and Half Polished Half Natural.

In Jewish tradition, the function of the shofar has biblical roots. The shofar is a Jewish instrument most often made from a ram’s horn. It makes a trumpet-like sound and is blown in the month leading up to the high holidays and in synagogue on the high holidays themselves. The particular description of the shofar is not clearly delineated in the bible itself. The rabbinic literature Consequently, the myriad choices for the aesthetics of the shofar give a unique opportunity to express one’s self and beautify the commandment.

Yemenite Kudu Shofars are known by onlookers mainly by their length. However, these shofers are not only extraordinary upon appearance, but the sound they emit is quite stunning as well. They are made from Kudo Antelope Horns, which are naturally long and windy.

Their lengths range from about twenty-three inches long ( Small Yeminte Shofar Polished) to a full fifty –two inch shofar (Jumbo Yemenite Shofar Kudo Horn). The Medium shofars are about forty inches long. In most cases, the longer the shofar is the more twists it has.

In addition to the various lengths, the variety of decorative options are endless. For starters, they come either fully polished, half-polished or with a natural finish. Additionally there are options for half-polished and half natural finish. Some of the shofars are darker in color, almost looking like midnight black and others are have are lighter bronze appearance. Some of the shofars have a more faded look to them. While most of the shofars are more traditional looking others are decorated with various colors and metals. At www.myshofar.com one can buy a shofer in silver, gold, turquoise, red, or white. There is even an option for an oriental decoration! While some of the decorated shofars are almost fully covered such as the white and silver forty-four to forty-eight inch option, other styles such as the shofar decorated in turquoise and gold leave much of the natural horn exposed.

While most of the options on the website will stand out in people’s minds as extraordinary shofars, some of the options such as the red oriental shofar do stand out more starkly. Either way, extraordinary shofars either for yourself or as a gift...

 

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